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September 2015 | 576 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Transformative Social Work Practice presents an innovative and integrative approach towards critically reflective practice with an interweaving of micro, mezzo, and macro applications to real world demands. The authors explore issues commonly addressed by social workers, including health, mental health, addictions, schools, and family and community violence, while challenging assumptions and promoting ethically-driven, evidence-based practice perspectives to advocate for social justice and reduce disparities. The book is about redefining social work practice to meet the current and complex needs of diverse and vulnerable individuals, families, and communities in order to enhance their strengths in an era of unprecedented technological growth, globalization, and change.

Erik Schott, Eugenia Weiss
Preface
Eugenia L. Weiss & Erik M. P. Schott
Chapter 1: Introduction
Hortensia Amaro
Foreword
 
Part 1: Social Work Practice: Interventions With Adults and Healthy Aging
Annalisa Enrile, Wilhelmina De Castro
Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery. A Case Study of the Philippines
Dawn Joosten
Chapter 2: Palliative and Hospice Care Settings
Eugenia Weiss, Shawnmari Kaiser, Gary Adler
Equine Assisted Counseling for Trauma: The Case of a Military Veteran
Hospice

 
Palliative Care

 
Micro Perspective

 
Mezzo Perspective

 
Macro Perspective

 
Helen Land
Chapter 3: Diverse People Affected by HIV/AIDS
Micro Perspective

 
Mezzo Perspective

 
Macro Perspective

 
Dawn Joosten
Chapter 4: Chronic Illness: A Case Study Application With a Latina Client
Micro Perspective: The Client/Consumer, Family, or Group

 
Mezzo Perspective: Organization and/or Community Issues

 
Macro Perspective: Policy and Government

 
Kimberley Finney & Erik Schott
Chapter 5: Psychopharmacology and Psychoeducation for the Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder
Micro Perspective

 
Mezzo Perspective

 
Macro Perspective

 
Jim Hjort
Chapter 6: Mindfulness in Mental Healthcare Settings
Micro Considerations

 
Mezzo Considerations

 
Macro Considerations

 
Elizabeth Eastlund & Eugenia L. Weiss
Chapter 7: Substance Abuse: A Harm Reduction Approach
Susan Hess, Elizabeth Eastlund
Intimate Partner Violence
Alberto Reynoso, Colleen Friend
Child Maltreatment and Child Welfare
Micro Perspective

 
Barbara Wheeler, Amy Lyle, Catherine Arnold, Marian Williams, Karen Imagawa, Min Ah Kim
Social Work Practice with Developmental Disabilities: A Lifespan Perspective
Mezzo Perpective

 
Xiaoyan Han, Juan Guo, Wen-Jui Han
Social Work Practice Development and the Current Status of the Profession in China.: The Example of Youth Positive Development
Macro Perspective

 
Krystal Hays, Karen Lincoln
Mental Health Promotion Among African Americans
William Feuerborn
Chapter 8: Hypersexual Behavior: Helping Clients Through Diagnosis and Treatment
Jeremy Goldbach, Shannon Dunlap
Considerations for Social Work Practice with Gender and Sexual Minority Clients
Micro Perspective: Sex Addiction

 
Julie Cederbaum, Eddie Guangyao Hu, Heather Klusaritz
Public Health Social Work
Mezzo Perspective: Effects on the Community

 
Laura Hopson, Mary Beth Harris, Cynthia Franklin
Social Work In Schools
Macro Perspective: Social Policy Issues

 
Rory Reid, Jacquelene Moghaddam, & Timothy Fong
Chapter 9: Gambling Disorders
Micro Perspective

 
Mezzo Perspective

 
Macro Perspective

 
Nadia Islam & Gilbert Richards
Chapter 10: Web-Based Practice
Web-Based Social Work Practice

 
USC Telehealth

 
Eric Ochen
Psychosocial Support for the Youth Affected By Armed Conflict In Northern Uganda
Implications for Mezzo Practice

 
Implications for Macro Practice

 
Eugenia L. Weiss, Shawnmari Kaiser, & Gary Adler
Chapter 11: Equine Assisted Counseling: An Alternative Approach for Trauma
A Note About Trauma

 
Background of Equine Assisted Counseling

 
Equine Assisted Counseling and Trauma Symptoms

 
Micro Perspective

 
Mezzo Perspective

 
Macro Perspective

 
Kimberly Finney, Erik Schott
Psychopharmacology and Psychoeducation for the Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder
Rory Reid, Jacquelene Moghaddam, Timothy Fong
Gambling Disorders
Shira Hantman, Moshe Farchi
From helplessness to active coping in Israel
Hilary Weaver
Intergenerational Trauma and Indigenous People
Amber Denbleyker
Transition in Pediatric Oncology Social Work
Glenda Bawden
Social Work Practice with Australia's Indigenous People
Nadia Mishael
Adolescent Bullying
Kristen Zaleski
Crisis Intervention with Adolescent Victims of Sexual Assault
Fred Stone
The Suicidal Military Client
Saeed Momtazi
Drug Abuse in Iran; a Psychosocial Perspective
Jim Hjort
Mindfulness in Mental Health Settings
Robert Hernandez
Working with Gang Involved/Affiliated Youth
Leslie Wind
Coping and Resilience in Youth After Exposure to Disaster
Murali Nair
Global Social Work
Helen Land
Working With Diverse Groups Of People Affected By HIV/AIDS
Samih Samaha
ASDs; Autism Spectrum Disorder
Dawn Joosten
Chronic Illness and Evidence-Based Social Work Practice: Case Study Application With A Latina Client
Seth Kurzban
Social Work Mental Health Practice With The Severe & Persistently Mentally Ill
William Feuerborn
Treating Sexually Compulsive Behavior
Edmund Young
Doing Social Work In Nursing Homes: A Practice-Based Perspective
Elizabeth Eastlund
Substance Abuse
Dawn Joosten
Hospice and Palliative Care
Brandon Burton
Social Work Practice with Adolescents in Juvenile Detention
Nadia Islam, Gilbert Richards
Web-Based Social Work Practice
Edmund Young
Chapter 12: Social Work in Skilled Nursing Homes
Micro Perspective

 
Mezzo Perspective

 
Macro Perspective

 
 
Part II: Social Work Practice: Interventions With Children, Youth and Families
Laura Hopson, Cynthia Franklin, & Mary Beth Harris
Chapter 13: Social Work Practice in School Settings
The Need for School Social Work Services

 
An Ecological Frame for School Social Work Practice

 
Micro Perspective

 
Mezzo Perspective

 
Macro Perspective

 
Alberto Reynoso & Colleen Friend
Chapter 14: Child Maltreatment and Child Welfare
Micro Perspective

 
Mezzo Perspective

 
Macro Perspective

 
Barbara Yoshioka Wheeler, Amy Lyle, Catherine Arnold, Marian Williams, Karen Kay Imagawa, & Min Ah Kim
Chapter 15: Lifespan Perspective With Developmental Disabilities
Disability Norms, Values, and Principles

 
Micro Perspective: Serving Individuals With DD and their Families

 
Mezzo Perspective: Social Work Group Practice

 
Macro Perspective: Systems Change and Transformation

 
Leslie Wind
Chapter 16: Coping and Resilience in Youth After Exposure to Disaster
Micro Perspective

 
Mezzo and Macro Perspectives

 
Comprehensive Application to Case Vignette

 
Amber Denblaker
Chapter 17: Transition in Pediatric Oncology
Micro Perspective

 
Mezzo Perspective: Organization and Community

 
Macro Perspective: Policy Analysis and Policy Advocacy

 
Samih Samaha
Chapter 18: Autism Spectrum Disorder
Micro Perspective

 
Mezzo Perspective

 
Macro Perspective

 
Elizabeth Eastlund & Susan Hess
Chapter 19: Intimate Partner Violence
Micro Perspective

 
Mezzo Perspective

 
Macro Perspective

 
Robert Hernandez
Chapter 20: Working With Gang Involved/Affiliated Youth
Micro Perspective

 
Mezzo Perspective: Communities in Schools

 
Macro Perspective: Policy Implications

 
Nadia Mishael
Chapter 21: Adolescent Bullying
Micro Perspective

 
Mezzo Perspective

 
Macro Perspective

 
Kristen Zaleski
Chapter 22: Crisis Intervention With Adolescent Victims of Sexual Assault
Micro Perspective

 
Mezzo Perspective

 
Macro Perspective

 
Brandon Burton
Chapter 23: Adolescents in Juvenile Detention
Micro Perspective

 
Mezzo Perspective

 
Macro Perspective

 
 
Part III: Social Work Practice: Interventions With Diverse Communities in the U.S. and Global Action
Julie A. Cederbaum, Eddie Hu, & Heather A. Klusaritz
Chapter 24: Public Health Social Work
Application to Vignette

 
Program Planning and Evaluation

 
Eugenia L. Weiss & Diana Pineda
Chapter 25: The Engineering of Social Work in Communities
Social Work and Engineering

 
Krystal Hays & Karen Lincoln
Chapter 26: Mental Health Promotion Among African Americans
Mental Heath Among African Americans

 
Mental Health Prevention and Intervention With African Americans

 
Culturally Adapted Clinical Interventions

 
Mental Health Promotion

 
Multi-level Practice Implications

 
Jeremy Goldbach & Shannon Dunlap
Chapter 27: Sexual Minorities
Micro Perspective

 
Mezzo Perspective

 
Macro Perspective

 
Hilary Weaver
Chapter 28: Intergenerational Trauma and Indigenous People
An Overview of Intergenerational Trauma

 
Micro Perspective

 
Mezzo Perspective

 
Macro Perspective

 
Fred Stone
Chapter 29: The Suicidal Military Client
Micro Perspectives

 
Mezzo Perspective

 
Macro Perspective

 
Murali D. Nair
Chapter 30: Global Social Work
Social Work Values

 
Importance of Global Social Work

 
Types of Global Social Work

 
Considerations

 
Annalisa Enrile & Wilhma De Castro
Chapter 31: Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery: A Case Study of the Philippines
Country Case Study: Philippines

 
Micro Perspective

 
Mezzo Perspective

 
Macro Perspective

 
Eric Awich Ochen
Chapter 32: Psychosocial Support for Youth Affected by Armed Conflict in Northern Uganda
Micro Perspective

 
Mezzo Perspective

 
Macro Perspective

 
Shira Hantman & Moshe Farchi
Chapter 33: From Helplessness to Active Coping in Israel: Psychological First Aid
Micro Perspective: Perceived Psychological Trauma

 
Mezzo Perspective: Group Interventions

 
Macro Perspective: Social Work Interventions in Trauma and Emergencies: The Israeli Experience

 
Xiaoyan Han, Juan Guo, & Wen-Jui Han
Chapter 34: Development and Current Status of the Social Work Profession in China
Micro and Mezzo Perspectives of Jun’s Case

 
Positive Youth Development in China

 
Intervention: The Positive Youth Development Program

 
Conclusion: The Present and Future Direction of Social Work Practice in China

 
Saeed Momtazi
Chapter 35: Drug Abuse in Iran: A Psychosocial Perspective
Biopsychosocial Aspects of Drug Abuse

 
The Policy Roller Coaster

 
Social Workers' Role in Intervention

 
Micro, Mezzo, and Macro Aspects of Social Work Intervention

 
Glenda Bawden
Chapter 36: Australia’s Indigenous People
Micro Perspective: Culturally Sensitive Engagement

 
Mezzo Perspective: Developing Organizational Cultural Competence

 
Macro Perspective: The Social Determinants of Health and Governmental Policies

 

Supplements

Instructor Teaching Site

Password-protected Instructor Resources include the following:

  • A Microsoft® Word® test bank is available containing multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter. The test bank provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding.
  • A Respondus electronic test bank is available and can be used on PCs. The test bank contains multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter and provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding. Respondus is also compatible with many popular learning management systems so you can easily get your test questions into your online course.
  • Editable, chapter-specific Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides offer you complete flexibility in easily creating a multimedia presentation for your course.

“[This book] is a foundation of social work practice text for the 21st century! Designed to educate the social work student on the broad strokes as well as nuances of practice that have been and will be influenced by the Affordable Care Act legislation, it takes into consideration the practice needs of adults, children, families, and diverse populations. The text incorporates a local, national, and international perspective and uses evidence-based practice approaches. The editors have gathered noted scholars worldwide to write about areas involving numerous and varied areas of social work. If you are an educator, looking for a cutting-edge text for your students, think about using this rich, detailed and broad-scope text. I know my students will be using it ASAP.”

Joan Beder
DSW, Professor, Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University

“So much current wisdom in one text! A must-have resource for social work students, as well as experienced clinicians, regardless of specialty.”

Mary E. Nalick
Esq., LCSW, Homeboy Industries, Los Angeles, CA

“This text is a uniquely structured and comprehensive compilation of journal quality and research-rich content chapters, which aid in demonstrating social work’s integrative partnership with various fields of practice. It highlights social work practice today through its exploration of a range of issues from children and families to aging and communities while offering targeted interventions proven from practice and research.”

Carolyn Gentle-Genitty
Indiana University
Key features

KEY FEATURES:

  • Each chapter integrates micro, mezzo, and macro perspectives and critical analysis of each segment.
  • The organization of the book into 35 chapters within four sections makes it ideal for an advanced graduate practice course.
  • Consideration of Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set forth by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) supports collegial and interdisciplinary connections and transactions.
  • Overarching themes that include health settings, mental health, children and families, diversity, and global and international social work reflect common areas in social work practice.
  • Chapter-opening Learning Objectives and case vignettes illustrate the key issues in a particular chapter.
  • Lists of additional resources throughout provide the opportunity for further exploration.
  • Discussion questions at the close of chapters stimulate readers to engage in professional dialogue.

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1

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